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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Vahan in Armenia

Earthquake location 40.4948S, 45.3546WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Vahan in Armenia on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/21 / 2021-02-05 15:36:10 / February 5, 2021 @ 3:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 45.3546° East, latitude 40.4948° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000detl. Unique identifier: us6000detl. The temblor was picked up at 15:36:10 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Yerevan (c. 1 093 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ganja (c. 313 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vanadzor (c. 101 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ejmiatsin (c. 49 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hrazdan (c. 40 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Abovyan (c. 35 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Shamkhor (c. 35 400 pop). Close country/countries, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Metsamor, Spitak, Ejmiatsin (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km SSW of Vahan, Armenia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.3546° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4948° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km SSW of Vahan, Armenia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-05 15:36:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-05 15:54:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 403 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.583 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000detl Id of event.
Event Code 6000detl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000detl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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